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Customary learning areas for Shavuos?

Leaving aside the traditional Tikkun Leil Shavuot which includes Chumash, Nach, Mishnah, Gemara, Halacha, Kabbalah etc. the increasingly common current practice is to study a wide variety of materials....
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What is the source of עתיד בהוראת עבר?

BH In the רמב"ם לעם commentary of Yad HaChazaka on the sentence כל התורה כתבה משה רבנו קדם שימות it says that the word ימות is classified as the concept of עתיד בהוראת עבר (A word that is in the ...
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Contradiction in Parashat Behukotai Blessings

In Parashat Behukotai it is written: "והשיג לכם דיש את בציר ובציר ישיג את זרע ואכלתם לחמכם לשובע..." (Your threshing shall overtake the vintage, and your vintage shall overtake the sowing; ...
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You find a decades-old book on Judaism. You don't know if the author's frum. How can you know if it's fine to read the book?

Some Torah books are written by non-frum authors: they do not follow all of Jewish law. It is generally best to avoid reading such books. (Source.) Perhaps you get most of your Torah books from the ...
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When did daf yomi start in practice?

Aruch Hashulchan YD 246:17 writes וט"ז סעיף קטן א שכתב בשם הדרישה: הבעלי בתים שלומדים רק איזה שעות ביום טוב, יותר שילמדו ספרי פוסקים ולא גמרא, עיין שם. ובוודאי שעל כל איש לידע דיני "אורח ...
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Are Dr. Barilan's bioethical writings consistent with Orthodox Jewish law? [closed]

Background In general, it's better not to read Torah books by non-frum authors. (Source.) Occasionally, you might stumble across an author you've never heard of. Maybe they're frum; but you don't ...
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Is it okay to read Torah books by non-frum authors?

Background You're browsing your local library's Judaism section. There are various books on matters related to Judaism, Jewish law, and the Torah. Some of these books are written by Jewish authors ...
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Where does the Rebbe write that Rambam was a mekubal

BH I heard the Rebbi mi Lubavich (Rebbi) said Rambam was a mekubal. Where does he say this?
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Scanning as a method of learning?

What is the support, origin, or source for scanning as a method of learning? Scanning the text with the eyes without necessarily pronouncing or voicing the text, I've heard this mentioned as a way to ...
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How is Tehilim Teach about The fear of G-d?

BH Hi I read in Meam Loez correct me if I am wrong, that Rebbe would say that Psalms teaches about fear of G-d. How does it teach this specifically? & Is he talking about the pshat of Tehilim or ...
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Gemara tractates for Halacha lemaaseh

Which Talmud tractates are most useful for studying practical Halacha lemaaseh? By this I mean, halachot which are practical to practice nowadays (kashrus, Shabbos, niddah, marriage, yom tov etc) Also,...
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Examples of people who gained tremendous Torah knowledge very quickly?

I am looking for examples of people in Jewish History who gained tremendous Torah knowledge very quickly. I suppose R Akiva could be an example though it took him 12 years to go from nothing to major ...
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The Brisk curriculum or the more Classic Lithuanian Yeshiva curriculum?

For a Bocher after Beis Medrash in the USA, what Yeshivas (maybe 3) in Yerushalayim follow the "Brisk" method/curriculum and focus on the tractates that deal with Kodshim, etc. and what ...
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Learning Shuvuos night

What's the reason we stay up to learn on Shuvuos night? If the reason is because we woke up late for Matan Torah then why don't we just wake up for the earliest shacharis and be on time?
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Where does it say in the Gemara How to build the Batim for Teffilin?

BH Hi where does it say in The Gemara how to make tefillin batim?
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Do you force a people to build a wall with Material made in Modern Times?

In the first Mishna of Bava Basra, it says Makom she Nahagu Livnot Gvil Gazit Cafisin Levinin ... Bonin Ha Kol Ke Minhag Hamedina. A place where it's customary to build Gvil Gazit Cafisin Levinin we ...
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Every Forbidden thing has a corresponding opposite

what is the source that every forbidden thing has a corresponding opposite good in the Torah? For example, I heard correct me if I'm wrong there is a certain kosher fish that tastes like bacon ...
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What's the law if a person has zera levatalah when asleep

I heard that doing zera levatalah is like murder and correct me if I'm wrong the soul of the child that should have been put in a body tries to come back and do stuff to the person and after it has ...
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Where does it say that If a Person has Zera Levatalah the shadim take a day to be created untill the night

I heard if a person has zera levatalah the shadim or deamon that he created take a day to be created untill the night time where they fully form where does it say this?
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Are non-Jews who are converting to Judaism allowed to read the Talmud?

A general question, I’ve been curious about. Are non-Jews who are converting to Judaism allowed to read the Talmud?
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How to calculate what time is Alot Hashachar without Zmanim Apps

BH How to calculate what time is Alot Hashachar without going online? How would you percicly be able to measure Alot Hashachar and how many different opinions are there for Alot Hashachar time?
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Torah study vs armed defense

The Midrash tells us that only Torah study protects the Jews: Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi sent Rabbi Assi and Rabbi Ammi on a mission to organize religious education in the cities of the Land of Israel. ...
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"One who does not waste time, has time for everything" - learning on Shabbos

The Chida, in his Moreh BeEtzba (153) writes basically that on Shabbos, ones occupation should solely be Limud HaTorah. He says, כי לא נתנו שבתות וי״ט אלא ללמוד תורה. ומי שאינו מאבד הזמן יש עת לכל ...
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Is there anywhere I can learn the Yerushalmi cantillation online?

Basically the title, I can’t find anything, maybe y'all know.
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Who were the people who would make hachlatas in their hearts and be careful to keep them

BH Our teacher told us once that there were certain people from the Gemara correct me If I’m wrong that if they made a hachlata (decision) in their minds to do something they would do it. Would this ...
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Is a shower curtain enough to create a separate room?

As per here: https://halachayomit.co.il/en/Default.aspx?HalachaID=1751&PageIndex=3 "Obviously, the aforementioned Halacha applies only to a room that houses a bathtub or shower alone; ...
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Torah thoughts conceived during davening

Are there any statements in Chazal (any era) about Torah ideas that one had during prayer accidentally (b'shogeg/b'ones) ch'v, when one should have been concentrating only on the words of prayer (...
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Is it true the Ari said that if there is hate of one scholar to another it's because they're from the same shoresh?

Is it true that the Ari said that if there is hate from two talmidei chachamim this is because they're from the same shoresh neshama?
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Teaching Gemara to a beginner to prepare for yeshiva. Goal is basic fluency. Looking for a simple perek/masechet to learn. Thanks!

He's a senior in high school and a very smart, analytical fellow though he lacks some basic textual skills because he's in public school. Going for gap year yeshiva next year and they said he should ...
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Shmita learning cycle?

I’m wondering if there’s some sort of standardized learning cycle. Similar to the way daf Yomi is designed to be completed every 7.5 years, it seems to me that it would be a good idea if all Derachim ...
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Always a Lamed with a Dagesh

I'm looking for the sources that the Minchat Shai uses here in his comment in Shemot 6:10 which is the very first time the Torah records the famous verse וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ אל ...
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Listening to shiurim in bed

Can one fall asleep listening to shiurim about stories, not gemara or Chumash, but really just stories?
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Ein beis hamidrash bli chiddush

Rav Daniel Glatstein shlita often quotes the idea of: ein beis hamidrash bli chiddush Meaning, whenever you say a chiddush, over and over, there always is something new to say and to discover. Where ...
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Where does it say it’s not about the job but rather it’s the merits?

BH I heard that it's not about the Job or certain profession that you have rather it's your merits that actually bring you your parnasa if this is an accurate statement according to the Talmud what is ...
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Order of Talmud Torah for a baal teshuvah

What’s the Halacha for the order of what Torah study a baal teshuvah should do? If a Jew has little to no Talmud Torah background and they become religious in life, what should they prioritize ...
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How to respect your colleagues

BH I heard there is a Mitzvah to respect your fellow colleagues what does the Torah say from the Talmud and Halacha upon this topic?
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Are non-Jews allowed to study the laws that pertain to them? [duplicate]

Non-Jews are prohibited from Torah study. However, I would be inclined to think that they are allowed, if not encouraged, to study the 7 Commandments for the Descendants of Noach. Is this true? If yes,...
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Parshas Yisro - Asking Moshe Rabbeinu directly: who got to listen?

Early in Parshas Yisro, Yisro noticed that Moshe was answering questions all day long. He asked Moshe about it: וַיַּרְא֙ חֹתֵ֣ן מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֵ֛ת כׇּל־אֲשֶׁר־ה֥וּא עֹשֶׂ֖ה לָעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֗אמֶר מָֽה־...
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ואהבת לרעך כמוך - Commandement to express an emotion?

Where can I find discussions on the topic of ואהבת לרעך כמוך being a commandment to express and feel an emotion. The underlying question is, How can we be commanded to feel a certain way? (This is ...
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Does an English translation of Rashbam on Bava Batra exist on the internet?

Is there an English translation of Rashbam on Bava Batra somewhere on the internet?
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Can you put a pencil as a bookmark in sifrei Kodesh?

BH Can you put a pencil in sifrei kodesh as a bookmark?
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Does it say anywhere that the people buried in Kavers don’t like when people put rocks on their kaver

BH Does it say anywhere in Torah that the people buried in kavers don’t like it when people put rocks on top of their kevers(like little pebbles like the neshama doesn’t like it)?
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Is there a caution in Torah against leaning on sifrei kodesh

BH Is there a worry of leaning on sifrei kodesh like leaning your left elbow on the book while doing something else with your right hand?
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Is there any cautions against a person in Torah when someone lies [duplicate]

BH Are there cautions against a person in Torah if someone lies like if a potential shiduch or even close acquaintance lies?
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What are some sources against treating others possessions with respect

BH What are the sources of treating other peoples property carefully and not devaluing it’s value like saying “because it’s not so expensive it must not be so valuable there for if it breaks its still ...
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What’s the source of davening twords the wall?

BH What’s the source or is there a source of davening facing towards the wall and not if someone is in front of you? Is the optimum way to daven facing right towards the wall and not behind someone ...
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The beauty of referencing Torah-sources

Rashi, in several places, says "לא ידעתי" - I don't know. It is said that Rabbi Akiva Eiger made a list of the times Rashi said "לא ידעתי" - I don't know, people were bothered by ...
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Does it say anywhere in Halacha that a person shouldn’t eat where others Arnt eating?

BH Does it say anywhere that a person shouldn’t eat where others are eating so they won’t feel hungry while the person is eating?
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Each word of Torah is its own mitzvah for gentiles?

This is a quote from an article I read on torchweb.org "The Vilna Gaon in Shenos Eliyahu explains that each and every word of Torah that we study is its own separate mitzvah with its own separate ...
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Where does it first talk about saying HaNotein Re'ach Tov BaPeirot

BH Where does it first talk about saying the Bracha HaNotein Re'ach Tov BaPeirot?
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